In many ways, the streaming industry has complicated the sports viewing world. Select streaming providers (like Prime Video) have a monopoly on certain games and blackout restrictions apply to many other contests. That's why it's important to check each week to see if you're team is covered and how you will be able to watch them.
When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers, out-of-market fans have run into a few issues already early in the 2023 season. When they aren't on national TV, there have been times when other teams have been favored in certain viewing areas around the country. When this happens, fans are required to find a different means of catching the game rather than through their local channels on cable or via streaming.
This Week, Mike Tomlin's Steelers will host Doug Pederson's Jaguars at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh. Will you be getting the game in your area this week? Here's a look at the coverage map from 506 Sports.
CBS Early Coverage Map for Week 8:
Fortunately for Steelers and Jaguars fans, most of the country will be getting the Pittsburgh-Jacksonville game during the 1:00 p.m. ET window this Sunday (the Steelers game is in red). However, some counties in northern and eastern Pennsylvania will be getting the NY Jets vs. NY Giants game on their CBS feed instead (in blue).
Meanwhile, a good bit of the south will be watching the Falcons vs. Titans game (in yellow), while only the northernmost and southernmost parts of the country will be watching the Patriots and Dolphins game (in green). You can check out the full NFL coverage map for Week 8 here.
For those Steelers fans who happen to fall outside of the CBS viewing network this week, there are other options to catch the Steelers vs. Jaguars game. This AFC showdown can be streamed with a subscription to NFL+, Paramount+, or NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube TV. We recommend using FuboTV for most of your streaming needs.
This is a pivotal contest between two teams jousting for seeding in the AFC. The Steelers could take control of first place in the AFC North with a win in Week 8 and a Ravens loss on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Jaguars are currently in control of the AFC South at 5-2.